I read a lot of stories of what motivates people to commute, or simply to bike. A frequent theme is people saying how much the love being on a bike. I feel a little jealous. I don’t know if I really love biking as much as other people do.
Among my motivations for cycling, health, the environment, and cost savings weigh heavily. The joy of cycling is a distant fourth place.
I checked out of the hospital on Saturday. (Hospital? What? Click here.) My left leg in a brace, I was directed not to operate a clutch. So I rented a car with automatic transmission to get me through the weekend. Since I can’t bend my left leg, I asked for the cheapest car with the biggest door. What I got was a Mercury Grand Marquis.
After two days of using that boat to get around, I realized that my fourth-place motivation is not so distant as I’d thought.
I can truly say, I really like riding a bike.
So much so that yesterday I decided to get back on the horse that throwed me: The A2B Metro. I decided that this e-bike would be my commuter wheelchair until I can bend my knee again.
After work, I hopped on the A2B, straight-legged, and started home.
When I’d gone half-a-mile, the battery died.